Some people will tell you that plastic decking and composite decking are the same thing, but there are a number of key differences between these two materials. For one thing, plastic deck boards are entirely artificial, whereas composite products are made by combining polymers with real wood flour, making them a kind of ‘semi-synthetic’ option.
But which material is better? Both composite and plastic decking have the enormous benefit of requiring very little maintenance, but we at TimberTech UK believe that composite wood products are superior to plastic deck boards in practically every other way. Read on to find out why, or click here to order a free sample of our own composite wood decking.
Not all artificial decking is created equal!
Plastic decking is not a particularly green choice, whereas TimberTech decking is designed to have the smallest possible impact on the world around us. Our products are created using waste wood materials from the furniture industry - materials that would otherwise be placed into landfill sites.
All TimberTech decking products come with a 30-year residential warranty, so you can rest assured that our decking is made to last! Plastic deck boards are hollow and can bow and crack underfoot, whereas TimberTech decking has a solid construction that ensures strength, stability, and a decades-long lifespan.
If you’re thinking of buying plastic deck boards, it’s probably because you heard about their minimal maintenance requirements. But TimberTech decking also requires practically zero maintenance – it may look like wood, but you’ll never have to spend time sanding or painting it. All it needs is the occasional jet wash.